Codes and Frequencies
FCTYPEDAU reports the type of genital cutting carried out on the woman's daughter as circumcision.
For definitions of the various types of female genital cutting/circumcision, see the related variable FCTYPE, which specifies the type of circumcision of the woman respondent herself.
Comparability — Index
Along with universe differences and question wording differences, response categories vary in FCTYPEDAU.
Samples including FCTYPEDAU differ in whether they include a fourth "other" category in addition to clitoridectomy, excision, and infibulation.
Samples also differ in degree of specification in response categories. To maximize comparability across samples, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding for FCTYPEDAU: broad categories share a common first digit (1 for clitoridectomy, 2 for excision, 3 for infibulation, and 4 for other practices), while the second digit shows detailed categories available only in some samples.
Samples with additional comparability issues are discussed below.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FCTYPEDAU is not included in the standard DHS questionnaire or in any of the three versions of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.
Comparability — Cote d'Ivoire [top]
Cote D'Ivoire 1998 does not provide a list of response categories on the survey form. Interviewers asked, "What do you call the type of practice that she [her daughter] underwent?," with the survey form adding, "Probe to determine the exact name of the type of practice." This wording may have skewed how responses were coded, as a considerable proportion of responses were categorized as "other."
Comparability — Kenya [top]
Kenya 1998 asks an open-ended question about "which parts of the body were removed?"
Comparability — Niger [top]
The 1998 Niger survey asks the open-ended question, "What is the practice your daughter underwent called?" The survey form adds, "Probe to determine the exact name of the type of practice. If given in the national language, record it as accurately as possible. Do not translate."
- Burkina Faso 1998: Women age 15-49 whose eldest living daughter is circumcised
- Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 whose eldest living daughter is circumcised
- Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have at least one living daughter that is circumcised.
- Kenya 1998: Women age 15-49 whose eldest living daughter is circumcised
- Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 whose eldest living daughter is circumcised